Something Beautiful is Going to Happen Today

by | Aug 5, 2022 | Personal

I read an article recently about how to wake up smiling. I no longer have social media accounts, which helps me be happier, but I still tend to doom-scroll through Apple News on a regular basis. I don’t want to ignore the problems in the world, yet I don’t want to be dragged into a negative spiral where I can’t help.

The article had some good tips including starting the day on a positive note. The writer suggested thinking, “Today is going to be a great day!”. That one didn’t resonate with me, because life is complicated and often it’s not great. Instead, I have chosen, “Something beautiful is going to happen today.” Then I look for the beautiful thing.

How you define beauty is up to you. For me, it’s something kind, something happy, or something that makes the world a little brighter. And you know what? It’s easy to find beautiful things throughout the day. Sometimes it’s huge, like a medical test result coming back with good results or Kansas voters protecting women’s health. Sometimes it is small, like your 16-year-old cat curling up next to you on the sofa.

When you look for beauty, you will realize that even on the worst days it is all around you.

Updated on:
August 5, 2022